Horizon Zero Dawn has today launched update 1.53 over on the PlayStation 5, so here’s the full list of changes and additions with this patch. As you may have guessed with this being exclusive to PlayStation 5, today’s patch finally brings things forward as far as performance on the platform goes. When playing through backward compatibility, the title should see double the performance that its PlayStation 4/PS4 Pro version had. There’s a few other changes though so, without further adieu, here’s everything new with Horizon Zero Dawn update 1.53!
Horizon Zero Dawn Update 1.53 Patch Notes
Under normal circumstances, we’d link the source to these patch notes. As they’re located in the Update History of the PS5 though, you’ll have to check there for the source.
- Unlocked framerate to 60 frames per second when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode
- Fixed streaming performance issues when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode
- Removed Graphics Mode option from the Visual Settings when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode
This is a massive improvement upon the PlayStation 4 version, which was considered to be a little strange. Its Graphics Mode, as shown in the notes, would set the game to 4K at 30 FPS, while having it off would keep the game at 1080p with 30FPS. This promised a less stuttery experience with the Graphics mode off, but both versions were considered pretty smooth. This should finally help to clear up the confusion though, as being able to run the title at 60FPS regardless is a nice commodity.
Horizon Zero Dawn joins a whole host of other games that have gotten the improved performance treatment thanks to PS5. Update 1.53 is just one of many but is a very welcome addition regardless.